Walt Elliot

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Walt Elliot
Ontario MPP
In office
1987–1990
Preceded byNew riding
Succeeded byNoel Duignan
ConstituencyHalton North
Personal details
Born
Robert Walter Elliot

(1933-10-17)October 17, 1933
Chesley, Ontario, Canada
DiedJune 4, 2020(2020-06-04) (aged 86)
Milton, Ontario, Canada
Political partyLiberal
OccupationTeacher

Robert Walter Elliot (October 17, 1933 – June 4, 2020) was a politician in Ontario, Canada. He was a Liberal member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1987 to 1990. He represented the riding of Halton North.

Background[edit]

Elliot was educated at Kitchener-Waterloo College, Brock University and McMaster University, receiving a Master of Education degree. He worked as a high-school math teacher and principal before entering political life, and was a Freemason.

Politics[edit]

He first ran for the Ontario legislature in the 1977 provincial election, but lost to Progressive Conservative incumbent James Snow by about 6,500 votes in the constituency of Oakville.[1] He ran again in the 1981 election, and lost to Snow by an even greater margin.[2]

He was elected in the 1987 election, defeating PC candidate Dave Whitling by 4,724 votes in the redistributed riding of Halton North.[3] Elliot was a backbench supporter of David Peterson's government after the election, and served as a parliamentary assistant to the Minister of Housing in 1989-90.

The Liberals were defeated by the New Democratic Party in the 1990 provincial election, and Elliot lost his seat to NDP candidate Noel Duignan by 548 votes.[4] He sought a comeback to the legislature in the 1995 election, but lost to Progressive Conservative candidate Ted Chudleigh in a landslide.[5]

Later life[edit]

Elliot later served as fundraising chair for the Halton Museum. He died on June 4, 2020 at the age of 86.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ontario provincial election results riding by riding". The Globe and Mail. June 10, 1977. p. D9.
  2. ^ Canadian Press (1981-03-20). "Election results for Metro Toronto ridings". The Windsor Star. Windsor, Ontario. p. 22. Retrieved 2014-03-06.
  3. ^ "Results from individual ridings". The Windsor Star. September 11, 1987. p. F2.
  4. ^ "Ontario election: Riding-by-riding voting results". The Globe and Mail. September 7, 1990. p. A12.
  5. ^ "Summary of Valid Ballots by Candidate". Elections Ontario. June 8, 1995. Retrieved 2014-03-02.
  6. ^ Robert Walter ELLIOT Obituary - Milton, ON

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